If there is one thing runners talk aside from running, miles, and running gear; it’s bodily functions that occur during running. Should I go pee behind that tree? Did I take a crap before my long run? Will that food make me want to crap during my run? Why is my leg cramping? Did you see that dude just blow a gnarly snot rocket?!
Even my friends that I thought would never pee behind a bush, have. And a few, who will remain nameless, have had to do other items in the middle of a run… in the middle of no where.
But how can I call out other runners who may pee behind bushes or go #2 on a golf course, without sharing one of my own stories. I shared before about peeing in the woods when I ran with my friend Holly here, but only a few are privy to know about a #2 story. Aren’t y’all lucky that I decided to share
Back when I ran the Disney Marathon (that was my DNF, which by the way is linked to the same injury apparently that I have now… it’s starting to all makes sense!), my group and I got to the start line waaaaay early. We took the first shuttle Disney offered, because we didn’t know how much time to allot and wanted to be prepared. At 4:30 am, it’s obviously pitch dark and there are no lights in the porta potties.
As with every runner, we like to clear our pipes before a run. Well even though there were about 1348823098432 porta potties and a ton of runners, I felt the need to rush (new runners- NO NEED TO RUSH, it is OK!) and somehow got remnants of crap on my pants. Yep. I said it.
Now it’s still pitch black out for the start. I didn’t realize this until mile 10-ish when I went to a real restroom. I just thought someone at the start smelled slightly like a fart. Are you kidding me? I was 26 years old and totally got crap on my pants.
BUT, had I had the option of a Brooks VIP Potty Like a Rock Star. I would have kept my REAR IN THE CLEAR!
You have two options:
Option 1: Until October 31st, go to Fleet Feet and purchase $100 of Brooks Gear or Moving Comfort gear to get your pass.
Like this skirt and a top! Works for me! Or how about those bras a team of coaches reviewed the other week?!
Option 2: Go to the Expo on November 1-2 (I would go on Thursday if you are local!) and purchase $150 in official Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon merchandise, Brooks apparel or running shoes, or Moving Comfort apparel.
You will get a sticker that allows you to go #1 and #2 in style… and more importantly, it’s one of those potties that has LIGHTS and running water. The jam of porta potties!!
I even hear they have special toliet paper…. just make sure you don’t get it stuck on your shoe
Anyone else have a funny potty story? Don’t leave me hangin’!